07 October 2005

Bush Says 10 Plots by Al Qaeda Were Foiled

This post is for my pals in the smoke shop. We were asking the question just yesterday: "why don't we hear more about the plots that have been busted?" It seems to us that pointing out a few select incidents might help illustrate why we're fighting a war on terror, without inciting panic. I ventured to guess that if we knew of all the plans, it'd scare the bejeebers out of everyone. However, a measured dose of reality would be good for the public.

As if on queue, this article appears in the Washington Post today. Seems we all missed the content of the President's speech yesterday, where he outlined why we're in the fight.

And what of our brave enemies?
Bin Laden, Bush said, deludes his followers into becoming suicide bombers. "He assures them that . . . this is the road to paradise -- though he never offers to go along for the ride," Bush said.
And of Zarqawi:
The president likewise quoted Zarqawi calling Americans "the most cowardly of God's creatures" and offered a direct rebuttal. "Let's be clear," he said. "It is cowardice that seeks to kill children and the elderly with car bombs and cuts the throat of a bound captive and targets worshipers leaving a mosque."
Yesterday, we received news of planned attacks on the New York City subway system. This is who we're fighting: cowards who are afraid to show their faces, cowards who justify their acts through a perversion of their religion, cowards who target innocent non-combatants, women, and children.

Stop wondering why we're in this fight. Look around and open your eyes.
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